Regulations for Doing Business

You may need to obtain a license or a permit to operate certain types of businesses in Champaign or to develop property. Make sure you're in compliance with state and local standards by reviewing the rules and regulations here.

Americans with Disabilities Act

(http://champaign.org/regulations/ada)

The U.S. Department of Justice American Disabilities Act Homepage provides detailed information about this act and accompanying laws.

Auctioneer License

(http://champaign.org/regulations/auctioneer_license)

The Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate announced the new Auction License Act, effective January 1, 2000. This legislation provides for the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate to administer the law, which requires a license to conduct an auction in the State of Illinois.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

(http://champaign.org/regulations_for_doing_business/carbon_monoxide_alarm)

The Champaign Fire Department reminds citizens of new legislation requiring carbon monoxide alarms in all residences by January 1, 2007.

Clean Air Ordinance

(http://champaign.org/regulations_for_doing_business/clean_air_ordinance)

Find out more about the new Clean Air Ordinance (Smoking Ban) in Champaign-Urbana.

Fair Labor Standards Act

(http://champaign.org/regulations/fair_labor_standards)

According to the State of Illinois Department of Labor,when determining whether an employee is exempt or non-exempt from receiving overtime, an employer in Illinois needs to review their employee‘s classification.

Financial and Professional Regulation

(http://champaign.org/regulations_for_doing_business/professional_regulation)

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is committed to protecting Illinois citizens in their dealing with the industries and professions that IDFPR regulates and licenses.

Historic Preservation Landmarks

(http://champaign.org/regulations/historic_preservation)

The Historic Preservation Commission identifies properties, structures, and areas that are historically significant.

Minimum Wage Increases

(http://champaign.org/regulations/min_wage_increases)

The Department of Labor provides an overview of the minimum wages for the next few years.

Minimum Wage Law

(http://champaign.org/regulations/minimum_wage)

According to the State of Illinois Department of Labor, the minimum wage law guarantees a minimum wage of $6.50 per hour for workers 18 years of age and older.

Ordinance Violations

(http://champaign.org/regulations/ordinance_violations)

Ordinance violations include minors in possession of alcohol, loud music, illegal dumping and many others.

Illinois Associate Real Estate Appraiser License

(http://champaign.org/regulations/real_estate_appraiser)

Effective January 1, 2008, new Appraisal Qualifications Board criteria take effect.

Snow Removal Regulations

(http://champaign.org/regulations_for_doing_business/snow_removal)

Often during the winter months the City of Champaign receives inquiries regarding “snow removal”.

Urbana Rental Registration

(http://champaign.org/regulations_for_doing_business/rental_registration)

If you own and collect rent from any residential property in Urbana you need to register with and pay a fee to the City of Urbana Rental Registration and Inspection Program on an annual basis.

Urbana Smoking Ordinance

(http://champaign.org/regulations_for_doing_business/urbana_smoke)

Urbana passed an Ordinance amending Chapter 11 of the Urbana city code in relation to smoking in public places and places of employment, which prohibits smoking in workplaces and public areas including bars and restaurants.

Champaign-Urbana Restaurant Inspections

(http://champaign.org/regulations_for_doing_business/restaurant_inspections)

According to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department, Environmental Health staff conduct unannounced routine inspections of all food establishments in Champaign County. During the inspection process, the sanitarians complete a Food Service Evaluation.